Just months after the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series dissolved short course racing, Great American Shortcourse (GAS) held its inaugural event at Victorville Fairgrounds. GAS is run by some familiar faces in the industry. Lee Perfect has teamed up with Ultra-4 and King of the Hammers creator Dave Cole to form the series.
The GAS event was a hybrid regional and national event. The usual Kart Classes, Buggy Pro-2, UTV and Pro-Lite classes were run alongside Class 11and mini-stock truck classes not usually seen at a national short course event. There were two full days of racing with a total of 141 entries.
The event saw several of the rising superstars of short course such as Christopher Polvoorde, Madix Bailey, Dave Mason Jr and Matt Brister. A limited number of spectator tickets were sold as fans were allowed to sit in the grandstands. Fans haven’t been able to attend short course race events on the west coast since the beginning of the pandemic.
Madix Bailey swept the weekend in the Pro-Lite class. In Pro-2, Trevor Leighton got around Dave Mason Jr for the win on Day 1. Mason took the victory on day 2. Trevor Briska was on the top spot on the podium Day 1 with Matt Brister taking it on Day 2. Braden Chiaramonte took a weekend sweep in Mod Kart.
Full results are posted at www.greatamericanshortcourse.com